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NAME

       dev_get_by_name - find a device by its name

SYNOPSIS

       struct net_device * dev_get_by_name  (const char * name);

ARGUMENTS

       name   name to find

DESCRIPTION

       Find an interface by name. This can be called from any context and does
       its own locking. The returned handle has the  usage  count  incremented
       and  the  caller  must  use  dev_put to release it when it is no longer
       needed. NULL is returned if no matching device is found.